Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Book cover for Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes
Author

Derrick Barnes

Illustrator

Gordon C. James

Book Summary

This rhythmic, read-aloud title is an unbridled celebration of the self-esteem, confidence, and swagger boys feel when they leave the barber’s chair—a tradition that places on their heads a figurative crown, beaming with jewels, that confirms their brilliance and worth and helps them not only love and accept themselves but also take a giant step toward caring how they present themselves to the world. The fresh cuts. That’s where it all begins.

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut is a high-spirited, engaging salute to the beautiful, raw, assured humanity of black boys and how they see themselves when they approve of their reflections in the mirror.

Hair, Black boys, Black, Boys, Haircut, Self-confidence, Self-esteem

Age Range
Ages 0 to 3 (preschool), Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
ISBN #
978-1572842243
Publisher
Agate Bolden
Book Category
Hair
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